Audit: Metro-North Repair Crews Get Little SupervisionA transportation official says railroad maintenance crews get little or no supervision and fail to document their work on the commuter line where six people died in a fiery crash in February.
Schumer, Blumenthal Call On Metro-North To Fully Investigate Derailment At Grand Central TerminalU.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal are calling on Metro-North to fully investigate Wednesday night's derailment of a train at Grand Central Terminal, saying more must be done to prevent similar incidents in the future.
Tri-State Area Hit With Flooding, Mudslides Caused By Soaking RainThe New York City Office of Emergency Management said residents impacted by Wednesday's flooding should contact 311 to report damage to their homes or businesses. New Yorkers can also report any damage at nyc.gov/311.
Metro-North, NJ TRANSIT Cleaning Up After Storm Damage, MudslidesFlooding and other storm damage left by heavy rains Wednesday caused transit problems Thursday for commuters.
Blumenthal: Fines Imposed On Metro-North For Safety Violations Fail To Serve As DeterrentThere were 139 violations since 2004, Blumenthal said. Per 100 miles of track, Metro-North had five times the number of safety defects than any other commuter railroad in the country, he added.
Metro-North Has 10 Times More Delays Than Last Year As Safety Efforts Ramp UpMetro-North's new president Joseph Giulietti, who took over earlier this year, has said the railroad will put safety as the top priority over being on time.
Frigid Temps Move In After First Storm Of Year Covers Tri-State With SnowBedford Park in the Bronx was on record with the highest snow total at 11.6 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Central Park recorded 6 inches of snow.
MTA Adds Undercover 'Spotters' After DerailmentThe stepped-up effort comes two weeks after a deadly Metro-North train derailment.
New Metro-North Safety Measures In Place Following Fatal Train Derailment The MTA said the new protections will warn engineers of approaching speed reductions and automatically apply the train's emergency brakes if speed is not lowered to the 30 mph maximum in the curve.
Metro-North Train Derailment Raises Questions About TechnologySafety officials have championed what's known as positive train control technology for decades, but the railroad industry has sought to postpone having to install it because of the high cost and technological issues.
Hudson Line MNR Service To Resume In Time For Wednesday Morning RushCommuters are advised to expect some possible delays
NTSB Official: Metro-North Train Was Speeding At 82 Mph When It DerailedThe Metro-North train that derailed while rounding a riverside curve in the Bronx was traveling at 82 mph at the time, a federal official said Monday.